A major New York City subway system has a big, bold new sign: the “I’m Not A Robot” sign.
The sign, installed along the New York Central line between the Bronx and Queens, says, “I am not a robot, and I am not an engineer.”
The sign will be up in New York and New Jersey from 10 a.m.
ET Monday to 10 p.m., according to the MTA.
The sign was first spotted on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River in August.
It’s also located in the Bronx, near the Bronx Bridge and the Manhattan-Queens Expressway, according to a press release.
“The MTA has been exploring the idea of adding the sign as a public safety measure for a while now, but never had the green light to do so,” MTA spokesperson Alex D’Angelo said in an email.
“This new design gives the MTA a new, bold and iconic sign that will be visible throughout the system, and has been seen as a big step forward in improving the safety and efficiency of our subway system.”
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo is on board with the idea, saying in a statement that the MTA is moving in the right direction.
“I am pleased to see the MTA continue to explore innovative ways to make our transit system safer, more reliable, and more efficient,” Cuomo said.
“We will continue to invest in safety and security and we will work closely with our partners in the private sector and federal government to ensure that New York’s transit system is safe, efficient and convenient for New Yorkers.”
For the first time, a major subway system is adding a sign to its network.
The sign is a new design and was added to the subway system on Monday.
It was installed at the Bronx line station in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 30, according a MTA press release from the agency.
The signs are located at the Manhattan subway station, between the two bridges.
On Tuesday, Aug 15, MTA spokesperson Jessica Gonzalez told reporters that the signs will remain up in the morning on the Manhattan side of New York River Park, near to the Brooklyn Bridge, but will be removed in the afternoon on the Queens side of that park, near Union Square, and at 7 a.M. on the Bronx side.
The MTA says that the sign will help improve the reliability of the subway network, which is one of the most heavily used systems in the U.S. and is considered one of America’s most important transportation systems.
“The signs will be a huge step forward for subway safety and will encourage riders to stay on the subway and take the subway as frequently as possible,” MTA Commissioner Thomas Prendergast said in a press conference.
“It will also help improve our riders’ overall experience of the system by giving them the option to take a ride anywhere they want to and when they want.”
According to the New Yorker, the sign was originally installed in 2007 at the same location, where the MTA also has a “Robot-free” sign, as well as signs that say, “Not A Robot,” “No Robot” and “No Payphone.”